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Brisbane LGA

Households with children

There are 67,861 couples with young children in Brisbane LGA in 2011, comprising 17% of households.

Households with Children require different services and facilities than other household types, and their needs change as both adults and children age. When many families in an area are at the same stage in their individual lifecycles, it creates a suburb lifecycle. Knowing where a suburb is in a cycle of change helps planners make evidence-based decisions about the demand for services both now and in the future.

For Households with Children in Brisbane LGA, life stage is based on the age of children in the household. The age of the parent(s) is not taken into account.

  • Young children: Children aged under 15 only
  • Mixed age children: One or more children under 15 and one or more children over 15 (must have 2 or more children)
  • Older children: Children aged 15 and over only

To continue building the story, Brisbane LGA's Household data should be viewed in conjunction with Household Size, Age Structure and Dwelling Type.

Derived from the Census question:

‘What is the person’s relationship (to each other person in the household)?’

Households

Households with children by life stage
Brisbane LGA - Households (Enumerated)20112001Change
Households with childrenNumber%Greater Brisbane %Number%Greater Brisbane %2001 to 2011
Couples with children118,51329.732.099,51329.233.0+19,000
Couples with young children67,86117.017.953,57915.717.9+14,282
Couples with mixed-age children15,4903.94.714,5434.35.2+947
Couples with older children35,1628.89.431,3919.29.9+3,771
Single parents with children37,7049.511.134,49010.111.4+3,214
Single parents with young children13,8713.54.614,2464.25.3-375
Single parents with mixed-age children4,1301.01.43,6101.11.4+520
Single parents with older children19,7034.95.116,6344.94.7+3,069
Total households with children156,21739.243.1134,00339.344.4+22,214

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing 2001 and 2011. Compiled and presented by .id , the population experts.

Households with children, 2011
Households with children, 2011 Single parents with older children, Greater Brisbane: 5.1% Single parents with mixed-age children, Greater Brisbane: 1.4% Single parents with young children, Greater Brisbane: 4.6% Couples with older children, Greater Brisbane: 9.4% Couples with mixed-age children, Greater Brisbane: 4.7% Couples with young children, Greater Brisbane: 17.9% Single parents with older children, Brisbane LGA: 4.9% Single parents with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: 1.0% Single parents with young children, Brisbane LGA: 3.5% Couples with older children, Brisbane LGA: 8.8% Couples with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: 3.9% Couples with young children, Brisbane LGA: 17.0%
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.
Change in households with children, 2001 to 2011
Change in households with children, 2001 to 2011 Single parents with older children, Brisbane LGA: +3,069 Single parents with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: +520 Single parents with young children, Brisbane LGA: -375 Couples with older children, Brisbane LGA: +3,771 Couples with mixed-age children, Brisbane LGA: +947 Couples with young children, Brisbane LGA: +14,282
Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics, Census of Population and Housing, 2001 and 2011 (Enumerated data)
Compiled and presented in profile.id by .id, the population experts.

Dominant groups

Analysis of the families with children in Brisbane LGA in 2011 compared to Greater Brisbane shows that there was a smaller proportion of couples with young children, as well as a smaller proportion of couples with older children.

Overall, 17.0% of total households with children were couple with young children, and 8.8% were couples with older children, compared with 17.9% and 9.4% respectively for Greater Brisbane.

There were a smaller proportion of single parent households with young children and a similar proportion of single parent households with older children. Overall, the proportion of single parent households with young children was 3.5% compared to 4.6% in Greater Brisbane while the proportion of single parent households with older children was 4.9% compared to 5.1% in Greater Brisbane.

Emerging groups

Between 2001 and 2011, the number of households with children increased by 22,214 households or 16.6%.

The largest changes in households with children in this area between 2001 and 2011 were:

  • Couples with young children (+14,282 households)
  • Couples with older children (+3,771 households)
  • Single parents with older children (+3,069 households)
  • Couples with mixed-age children (+947 households)
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